Shadow of the Hegemon (Shadow Saga #2)
But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heros; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender's Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender's brother Peter.
Peter Wiggin, Ender's older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean's help, he will eventually rule the world.
After reading Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, I thought there can't possibly be anything else for Card to do in the Enderverse.
I was so wrong.
The world was united in the fight against the Buggers, but now that they're gone there is no common interest and no need for Battle School. All the kids from Ender's Jeesh are sent back to earth, except Ender Wiggin and everything starts to go haywire.
The kids are held hostage in a remote place in/or near Russia. Everyone's home country is trying to get them back to be apart of their military. Achilles is back with serious issues competing for world power with Peter Wiggin.
And Bean is the only one without ambitions being tugged back and forth in a game of tug of war.
The reason I liked this book was because you were able to get into the heads of characters that were merely in the background in Ender's Game. And even though I'm not into politics or military, but the great characters made me want to keep reading.